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Combined Holiday Issue Next Week

Next week, due to the Thanksgiving holiday, The Valley Advantage and its two sister publications, The Abington Suburban and The Triboro Banner, will publish a combined edition on Wednesday, Nov. 27. The Advantage will return on Friday, Dec. 6.

Open House

Creative Sisters will hold its inaugural wine glass and jewelry open house party Saturday, Nov. 23, 1-6 p.m. at the Olyphant Ambulance Hall, 530 Park St. Admission is free. Some of the items included are painted glassware, jewelry, and wreaths. Email for more information.

Auxiliary Meeting

The auxiliary for American Legion Post No. 221 will meet Sunday, Nov. 24, at 2 p.m. at the post home, 13 Hospital St., Carbondale. All members are encouraged to attend. Christmas party plans will be discussed.

Bingo in Dickson City

Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary church in Dickson City will hold a bingo night Monday, Nov. 25, at LaSalle Primary Center, 625 Dundaff St., Dickson City, featuring extra door prizes (turkeys and pumpkin pies and holiday daubers). The progressive jackpot will be $1,500. The kitchen opens at 5 p.m.; homemade pizza will be ready at 7:30 p.m. Bingo starts at 7 p.m.; early bird at 6:40 p.m. Call 570-489-2091 for more information.

Throop Garbage Collection

In Throop Borough, garbage collection that would normally take place on Thursday, Nov. 28, will be collected Tuesday, Nov. 26. Have curbside by 7 a.m.

The final yard waste collection will be on Monday, Dec. 9. Have curbside by 7 a.m.

Bread Sale

St. John’s Russian Orthodox Cathedral will hold its annual Thanksgiving day bread sale Tuesday, Nov. 26, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at St. John’s Center, 703 Hill St., Mayfield. Raisin or white round ($8) and pan loaves ($4) will be sold. Orders may be placed by calling 570-876-0730, 570-876-3372 or 570-876-0391.

Santa at Firehouse

Santa Claus will visit the Archbald Hose Co. No. 1, 380 Main St., to pose for photos with kids and/or pets Saturdays or Sundays, Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, Dec. 7 and 8 and Dec. 14 and 15, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 570-876-5751 for more information.

Legion Vote

The election for the board of directors of American Legion Post No. 665 will be held Sunday, Dec. 1, noon to 4 p.m. at the post home, 901 Main St. Dickson City. All members are urged to vote. Raffle returns are also due.

Pet Photos with Santa

Puppy Paradise, 1979 Scranton-Carbondale Highway in Blakely, will be holding a benefit event Saturday, Dec. 7, noon to 5 p.m. Admission is free. Attendees who bring a dog toy for the animals at the Positive Promise Pit Bull Foundation and one item of dog food for the True Friends Animal Welfare center will receive a $20 gift certificate for boarding, day care or grooming. You will also be able to have your pet pose for photos with Santa for $5; you will get a 5-inch-by-7-inch print.